MR calls on Govt. to broaden post-Easter Sunday economic relief

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Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa proposed the Government launch a special economic package targeting those who lost their livelihoods due to the Ea ..


Emergency regulations extended by P’ment

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:10 Views - 55

President Maithripala Sirisena’s proclamation to extend the State of Emergency for another month received House approval yesterday with a majority o


Tea untouched by terror

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:10 Views - 205

Tea exports for the month of April was recorded at 20.8 Mkg, which is identical when compared to the same period of the previous year, produce broker


May ends in June

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:09 Views - 141

LONDON (Reuters): Fighting back tears, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new le


Police freeze 41 bank accounts of Easter Sunday attacks suspects

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:06 Views - 85

Police have frozen a total of Rs. 134 million deposited in 41 bank accounts belonging to suspects of the Easter Sunday attacks. The bank accounts b


PM briefs foreign envoys

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:10 Views - 240

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday appraised foreign envoys in the country on Sri Lanka’s security situation with aims to reverse the tra


Stocks snap five days of gains in light trade; rupee steady

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:10 Views - 97

REUTERS: Shares snapped five straight sessions of gains on Friday in low trade amid worries over economic slowdown and lack of investor appetite for r


UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana steps down from PSC

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:08 Views - 93

Member of Parliament Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana stepped down from the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) yesterday, which was appointed to inquire abou


JKH FY19 pre-tax profit down 33% to Rs. 18.6 b

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:05 Views - 151

Premier blue chip John Keells Holdings (JKH) has achieved a pre-tax profit of Rs. 18.6 billion in FY19, down by 33% from the previous year. Post-tax




LKI Experts speak on Indian Ocean Order at Chatham House, UK

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:10 Views - 141

Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI) Executive Director Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja and LKI former Executiv


Sandya Eknaligoda writes to PM

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:03 Views - 931

Sandya Eknaligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, had written to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe requesting for security for


PSC on Easter Sunday attacks open to media

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:03 Views - 49

By Ashwin Hemmathagama, Our Lobby Correspondent The proceedings of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday te


UPFA questions Govt. abstaining from UN vote

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:01 Views - 152

Sri Lanka abstaining to vote at the United Nations on Wednesday (22 May) to pass a non-binding resolution urging Britain to withdraw its colonial admi


CPA says says President and Govt. must justify the pardoning of Ven. Gnanasara Thero

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:01 Views - 256

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a leading public policy research and advocacy think tank in Sri Lanka, yesterday expressed its deep shock an


ACJU issues guidance with regard to last 10 days of Ramadan

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:01 Views - 195

Considering the current situation in the country, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) in a statement has urged the Muslim community to follow belo


Top Vatican envoy inspects aftermath of Sri Lanka attacks

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00 Views - 69

UCAN: One of the Vatican’s top officials has made an unheralded visit to Sri Lanka to show solidarity with Catholics still reeling from the Easter s


Ministry of Foreign Affairs conducts consular mobile service in Ampara district

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00 Views - 36

Under the ‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ national program, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conducted a consular mobile service at the Dehiaththakand


Specialised Hindi language courses for adults and children

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00 Views - 49

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo announced admission to a new session of Hindi courses conducted at the Centre for


Technology, innovation will be brought closer to public for inclusivity: Sujeewa

Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:00 Views - 47

“Shilpa Sena”, a rolling exposition, will be launched island-wide in July, geared towards bringing technological skills, knowledge and products to



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Saturday, 25 May 2019
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Sri Lanka needs urgent surgery!

Friday, 24 May 2019
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Friday, 24 May 2019
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